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Curt Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring - Trailer Hitch Wiring - C56395 Review

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Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with a 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector. This product fits certain years of the Honda Fit. To ensure or double check that this is a fit for your vehicle, you could always use the vehicle fit guide, which is located at etrailer.com.Now, once this unit's installed, it's simply provides a 4-way flat connector at the back of your vehicle. That way, you can easily hook up your trailer's wiring and send the signals to power your trailer's signal lights. This is compatible with 5-pole, 6-pole, and 7-pole adapters. Adapters are sold separately.

It does come with a dust cap for the 4-way flat connector. That way, you can cover up the connection points whenever your plug's not being used.All the wires on the unit run to this black box. This is the included tail light converter. This ensures that your vehicle's wiring matches that of your trailer's. This powered module connects directly to the vehicle battery through the wiring to avoid overloading the vehicle's electrical system.

It's constructed using surface-mount technology, offers consistent, reliable performance, and what that means is it maximizes the trailer light yield in intensity, while producing minimal heat, and also ensures superior operation, even in rough road conditions.This is designed to connect quickly and easily. All you need to do is locate the connection points behind your tail lights. One set of wires goes over to the driver's side, the other set goes to the passenger side. These plugs are custom fit for your vehicle, so they're going to fit in perfectly. They snap lock together for a nice, tight, secure fit.

Locate the connection points, per the included instructions, and plug in your T-connectors.Once you have those plugged in, you'll need to make a ground connection. That's your white wire with the ring terminal attached to it. You want to get that grounded at a suitable grounding point with the included grounding screw, and then you'll need to mount the converter box to a safe, out-of-the-way location. You can do that with the included double sided adhesive tape.Once you have all that done, you'll need to run the hot lead to the vehicle battery. The hot lead is the short black wire coming out of the box.

This gets connected to one end of the bundle, with one of the included butt connectors. The other end of the bundle of wiring runs to the vehicle battery, gets another butt connector attached to it, and connects to one half of the fuse holder. The other half of this fuse holder gets a ring terminal attached to it and gets connected to the positive post of the vehicle battery. It does come with your 10 amp fuse, goes right in here, and it's got the cap that goes over to keep everything safe and protected. Then you'll need a security access for slacking your wiring with the included cable ties.They also include a tube of black silicone. That's because typically, when you route these wires, you will need to cut a slit in a factory installed grommet, and we want to make sure that when you cut that slit and run through your wiring, that that seals back up, and the black silicone can help with that. You can apply that to seal back up that cut that you may have to make in a grommet as you run your wiring.Once your installation is complete, the 4-way connector will be stowed in an out-of-the-way location within your trunk. Plenty of wiring here so you could extend it out the back of the vehicle when you need to use it. Just keep it away from the latching mechanism on the trunk, but the trunk will have no problem closing over this wiring. People do it all the time, and it's totally safe to do, because as you can see, it's a very flat design. All the wires run next to each other. Just, again, stay away from the latching mechanism. Then when it's not being used, you can roll it up, tuck it away inside the trunk until you need to use it next time.It's also recommended that you use a small amount of dielectric grease on all your electrical connections, that's the plugs on the vehicle and the 4-pole connector itself. That grease is specifically designed to help prevent corrosion to the connection points. It's sold separately and available at etrailer.com.When it comes to your maximum amperage for the stop and turn lights, we're looking at 3 amps per circuit, and for the tail lights we're looking at 6 amps per circuit.That's going to do it for today's look at the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with the 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector.


Questions and Comments about this Video


Raymond M.
The Video has note suggestions' on how to run the wire to the battery. You have to figure that out good luck.... I looked for away run it but still try to a good way to do it... Would be helpful it you showed a way like you did on the hitch installation. Honda Fix 2015.
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Reply from Les D.

@RaymondM yes, the video you referred to is really a "what's in the box" video. It is impossible to make a video for every vehicle, but we provide quite a few on different vehicles so you can get an idea. Most folks route along the vehicle frame avoiding moving parts and hot surfaces. Being along the frame provides lots of places to tie off and secure the line.

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Reply from Les D.

@RaymondM yes, the video you referred to is really a "what's in the box" video. It is impossible to make a video for every vehicle, but we provide quite a few on different vehicles so you can get an idea. Most folks route along the vehicle frame avoiding moving parts and hot surfaces. Being along the frame provides lots of places to tie off and secure the line.

Brent
What do you do with red and brown wire connectors ! Thx.
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Reply from Jon G.

Were you able to find any connectors in the taillight housing that matched with those connectors? If you check out the installation instructions for the Tekonsha version of this same wiring, part # 118767 , they are a little more detailed on where the connectors are.

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